List several problems faced by the ELL
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Jim Cummins realized that acquire Basic Interpersonal Communications skills (BICS) in 1-2 years, but the Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) may take as many as 5-7 years.
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The distinction between Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) was introduced by Cummins (, ) in order to draw educators’ attention to the timelines and challenges that second language learners encounter as they attempt to catch up to their peers in academic aspects of the school language. BICS refers to conversational fluency in a language while CALP refers to students’ ability to understand and express, in both oral and written modes, concepts and ideas that are relevant to success in school. You will learn about BICS and CALP in the article and how these skills are important for second language learners.
Step 1 Read these 3 of ELLs in content area classrooms from the Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Culture Education. (you can read the full article here if you wish: )
Step 2 Complete a for one of the scenarios in the article. List several problems faced by the ELL as well as the causes and effects showing BICS and CALP. You should also list issues needing attention by the teacher. Offer several solutions for both the student and the teacher.
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